I am passionate about knowing how people develop language proficiency.
I enjoy teaching not only Japanese language but the content areas related to Japan and people there. It is very interesting to discuss various issues in Japan with students from various cultures and countries at MIIS. It enables me to see my own country from broader perspectives.
Second language acquisition (I am particularly interested in the pragmatic and grammatical development among learners of Japanese.)
Foreign language pedagogy
Completion of my PhD dissertation (2014)
Presentation of my research on the acquisition of subject referential forms among learners of Japanese at SLRF (Second Language Research Forum, 2013) and ASPAC (Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, 2013) conferences.
My career as an instructor of Japanese started at Indiana University, where I obtained MA and PhD degrees. Before the current engagement at MIIS, I taught Japanese at Santa Clara University.
PhD in Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington
MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington
BA in English and American at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Takeuchi, M. (2014). Subject referential expressions and encoding of referential status in L2 narrative discourse by L1-English learners of Japanese. Doctoral Dissertation, Indiana University.
Takeuchi, M. (2010). The Perception of Geminate Stops by L1 English Learners of Japanese. Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers Online, Vol. 10.